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problems. >> protesters clashed with mohamed morsi's supporters, amid a growing crisis over the draft constitution. but a referendum on the draft constitution will go ahead as planned, despite the unrest. but that might not be enough for protesters. they are calling on president mohamed morsi to step down and for the document to be dumped completely. >> there were scuffles between anti-government demonstrators and pro-morsi activists trying to break up their protest. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has called on the sides to settle their differences through dialogue. she warned that the government must deliver on the promises made during the revolution. >> ultimately, it is up to the egyptian people to chart their way forward. we want to see a process that is inclusive and a dialogue that is truly open to a free exchange of ideas that will further the democratic process in egypt. >> but six months after mohamed morsi took power, many egyptians are losing patience with their islamist leader. >> he should gather his papers and leave the palace. he is not qualified for his positi
against the u.s. dollar despite financial authorities tried to hold it from sliding. mohamed morsi expects that it will stabilize. >> political turmoil has sent worried egyptian scrambling to change their currency into pounds and dollars. they are imposing controls on how much cash can physically be carried out of the country. >> the latest attempt to stabilize the currency has had little impact on it slide. beside reserves in its currency auction, the egyptian pound falling to a new low. the currency have been losing value since the unrest began. two major factors are a drop in tourism and in foreign investment. many egyptians fear their cash will continue to fall in value causing a run on a changing the pound for dollars or euro. president mohamed morsi says it should stabilize soon and the central bank is warning they could run out of central bank currency reserves. egypt is still waiting for an imf aid package. >> we hope the talks with the international monetary fund will continue in january. the government will ask for a resumption in loan negotiations. >> until then, the central ban
a referendum. this comes a day after they said it would boycott a referendum. >> president mohamed morsi granted himself sweeping powers. that prompted some judges to call for an indefinite strike. >> germany is reported to be considering the export of tanks and armored vehicles to saudi arabia, a country which is already -- has already used its weapons to put down a popular uprising in the country neighboring. >> they say that hundreds of boxer armoured patrol vehicles -- should the deal goes through, it would make the government an accomplice to islamist extremists, some said. >> saudi arabia is reportedly looking to purchase several hundred of these boxer armoured patrol vehicles. "der spiegel" magazine says this was discussed last week at a meeting. a government spokesman declined to comment. >> confidentiality protect interest of potential buyers, as well as our relations with such countries. many requests are turned down. even if they are proved, they often do not ultimately lead to a deal. >> the blonde is where -- the bundeswehr currently uses the boxer as a transporter. it could
unrest in egypt is showing no signs of dying down. egyptian president mohamed morsi has given the military order to maintain security and protect the state institutions in the run-up to the referendum on a new constitution. the army has also been given the power of arrest. >> this comes as the country braces for more mass protests by all of it -- by opposition groups. president morsi lifted the decree expanding his presidential powers, but that has done little to calm the political unrest. and these soldiers stationed outside the political palace have new powers. >> the egyptian military now has the right to arrest civilians. another setback for the protesters camped out here day and night. president morsi has another decree -- has been told the decree giving him sweeping powers, but demonstrators -- president morsi has an old -- has annulled the decree. >> nothing has changed. he is playing games with us and trying to buy time, but we are sticking to our opposition and will reject the accord -- the referendum. >> but now that police powers have been transferred to the army, a
constitution supported by president mohamed morsi. it has deeply divided the country. >> opposition groups are urging supporters to vote against it. morsi oppose the muslim brotherhood is calling on egyptians to support the document. -- morsi's muslim brotherhood is calling the egyptians to support the document. >> opponents said the document does not do enough to protect women and minorities. the leading activist has asked egypt's president to delay the referendum. >> it is shaping up to be a pivotal moment for the country which has witnessed daily violence in the run-up to the referendum. >> we want to get a closer look at some of the most disputed articles of the new constitution. >> if adopted, the new constitution would change little for the egyptian president. he would remain at the center of egypt pose a political system as its commander in chief. one thing the constitution would change for the president is it would shorten his term from six years to just four and limit his time in office to just two terms. egypt's draft constitution lays down is lomb's sharia as the source of the c
for more. melinda, how concerned are german leaders are about where mohamed morsi and the is bomuslm brotherhood are taking the country? >> his ministry is suspending talks on for the development aid for now. there suspending discussions and negotiations on debt relief which have would have amounted to 240 million euro. another government spokesperson said president morsi is the first democratically elected president and we have to deal with him. we're still planning on him visiting a berlin at the end of january. they said basically, what they would be looking for is to be assured that egypt will respect the rule of law, freedom of speech, human rights. in this case, they would still be maintained. relations with the government. >> melinda, thank you. we will be right out with more. >> demonstrators throwing stones at the acting president of tunisia. that incident cut short a ceremony marking the second anniversary of the revolution. >> holdings speeches to commemorate. >> he set himself on fire in an act of protest and it signified weeks of protest forcing out the country's dictato
. >> do you think mohamed morsi is capable to leave them out of the economic crisis? >> he is not the right man at the moment because he does not seem to be president of the egyptians. >> and egyptian author and political scientists living in germany. thank you for the insight leading up to the elections in january. russian president vladimir putin is on a trip to delhi. >> they signed an arms deal said to be worth more than 200 million euro. they're buying more than 40 russian fighter jets. he said they're working on advanced weapons together with new delhi. >> the german chambers of industry and commerce a german exports could rise as much as 4% next year. they say there will be a substantial increase in demand for german-made products. "germany is the world's number two exporter and sales are helping keep the country out of a recession this year despite the turmoil facing several countries. >> it has been a quiet day in the markets. in the u.s., there was a half- day trading on wall street. >> a very quiet trading monday. ) three hours earlier than usual. they're waiting
after fatal clashes between islamist supporters and opponents of president mohamed morsi over a new draft constitution for the country. state-run media say five people were killed and more than 600 injured. the two sides threw fire bombs and rocks at each other near the presidential palace on wednesday. secular forces and young people are protesting morsi's plan to hold a referendum on the draft on december 15th, saying it has not been properly debated. >> translator: we won't let them hold a referendum. we'll protest at the presidential palace, tahrir square, everywhere. and we won't let it happen. >> the president's supporters have been holding a sit-in around the palace, where troops and tanks have been deployed. >> translator: we are determined to protect the president we elected democratically. >> president morsi says he has not changed his plans for the referendum, but many fear the violence will spread. >>> at least 327 people are confirmed dead after typhoon bopha struck the philippines earlier this week. 250,000 people are living in shelters. many have yet to receive any as
mohamed morsi is wrapping up the pressure against the country's new draft constitution. they've gathered in the tens of thousands to speak out against what they call another power grab by morsi and his allies. the demonstrators are occupying tahrir square in cairo. they say the voting on the draft wasn't fair. they argue the council is dominated by those who support president morsi. >> translator: we will never be forced to approve the constitution. >> translator: the draft constitution does not represent the will of all egyptians. >> members of the council unanimously approved the draft constitution friday after an all-night session. egyptians will soon be able to vote on it in a referendum. they've already staged protest against morsi over the past week. they're angry they halted court challenges. a temporary step until the new constitution and parliament are created, he said. >>> anti-government forces in kuwait are also raising their voices. tens of thousands of opposition supporters are protesting against a parliamentary election that's set for saturday. opposition politicians are a
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